Play on Purchase Street, a rockin’ block party, from Union Street to William Street in New Bedford, will be presented by Mayor Jon Mitchell this Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

According to Destination New Bedford, the band, The Silks, will take it to the stage with their original music and classic power trio of the blues-based variety sound.  The Silks are a rock and blues band, based out of Providence, Rhode Island. Members of the band include, Tyler-James Kelly, on the guitar, harmonica, and vocals; Jonas Parmelee on the bass guitar, and "Uncle" Sam Jodrey on the drums. The Silks were awarded "Best Rock Band" at the 2015 and 2016 Motif Music Awards.

With additional reporting by Sal Lopez

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